602: Park Playtime: a meditation and story for your bedtime routine

Max wants to play with his friends at the park but understands he promised to walk Zip Yorkie Dog with Grandma Tang first. By keeping his promise, he makes a new friend!

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:56

Park Playtime Excerpt:

It was a bright sunny day on Ahway Island. The birds were singing and the tree branches were blowing in the breeze. Today, Zip Yorkie Dog was going on a walk in the park with Max Tang and Grandma Tang. It was such a beautiful day outside that Grandma Tang suggested she and her grandson take Zip on his walk together. Max was very happy to spend time with his grandma and to give Zip some exercise. Max would even get to hold Zip’s leash! It was an important task to keep Zip safe. Zip trusted Max and so did Grandma Tang.


As it was such a beautiful day, there were lots of kids playing at the park. Max saw some of his neighbors and friends going on walks with their families. Max got especially excited when he saw his good friend Billy playing with his younger sister Emily. The siblings were throwing a bright red frisbee back and forth in a grassy section of the park while their dad watched from a nearby bench.

Today’s Meditation: Feel calm and relaxed as you imagine a baby elephant and its mama.

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